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The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is a dynamic teaching and research-oriented department with great ideological and intellectual diversity. We are proud to be a department of scholars who have developed the national and international profile necessary to sustain a high quality teaching and research program.

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Recent News

Congratulations to Colby Georgsen, a political science major graduating this summer, who won the Best Overall category at this year's Faculty of Arts Student Association (FASA) Arts Research Symposium.

His research, based on a paper for Poli 471 entitled "Africa's Aversion to the International Criminal Court (ICC): Assessing Legal Intervention in the 21st Century," reaches beyond the rhetoric about the ICC's apparent unfair fixation on African situations and carefully explains why this asymmetry exists.

Eleven students from the University of Calgary Model UN Team attended the Carleton Model NATO Conference in Ottawa from February 23 to 26, 2017. Throughout the conference, University of Calgary students showed professionalism and extensive knowledge of NATO topics such as the Baltic Tripwire and European Ballistic Missile Defence, and ended up winning seven individual awards and the Dr. Lee Windsor Award for Best Delegation, acknowledging the University of Calgary as the best school in attendance. Congratulations to Davina Basse, Brandon Mackay-Temesy, Rushil Krishna, Omar Mufti, Briana Stallcup, Shresht Lamba, Hooman Hodaie, Brie Loughlin-Murray, Tina Yang, Anagh Katyayan, Alexis Passmore.

Roberta Rice was awarded a Canada 150 Connection Grant by SSHRC for the project "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in the Americas." The Connection Grant will support a virtual forum and two research round tables that will bring together academics and activists from across Canada and Latin America to discuss this important topic throughout Canada's 150th anniversary year. 

Pablo Policzer will make another appearance as a Conversation Leader for the Marda Loop Justice Film Fest: justREEL FILM Series for SHADOW WORLD on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7 pm at the River Park Church.

Congratulations to Richard Sigurdson, Dean of the Faculty of Arts who was appointed in December by City Council to be a new commission member of the Calgary Police Commission (CPC). He will replace Stephanie Felesky who has served on the commission for the maximum 10 year limit. He was formally introduced at the meeting on January 31st, 2017. 

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The International Relations Undergraduate Program has moved to Political Science?                 
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• International Relations (IR) as an interdisciplinary subject is taught only at the Undergraduate level but students who are interested in an MA or PhD in IR should follow the link here as IR is taught as part of POLI at the graduate level.

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PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Maureen S. Hiebert, "Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence: Society, Crisis, Identity", Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, (Series Editor Adam Jones) (Routledge, 2017).

Susan Franceschet and co-authors Claire Annesley (University of Sussex) and Karen Beckwith (Case Western Reserve University) presented their draft book manuscript "Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender" at the 6th Annual Skytte workshop, funded by the Johan Skytte Foundation at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, September 29-October 2, 2016.

Antonio Franceschet, "The Ethics of International Coercion: Two Types of Multilateralism." In Robert W. Murray, ed., Multilateralism as State Strategy: Seeking Order in an Anarchic System. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2016.

Michael Zekulin and T.D. Anderson, "Contemporary Terrorism and the true believer", Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism & Political Aggression, Taylor & Francis, September 2016, 8(3):177-196.

Chris W. J. Roberts, "The Other Resource Curse: Extractives as Development Panacea," Chapter 3 in Hany Besada, ed., Governing Natural Resources for Africa's Development, Routledge, 2016.